Cashews: new record crop for Côte d'Ivoire

February 22, 2021 11:57 AM, Der AUDITOR
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YAMOUSSOUKRO/ACCRA. After the coronavirus measures led to export difficulties in the African growing countries last year, market players are looking more optimistically to 2021. Côte d'Ivoire could come up with a new record crop.

Export declines for most African countries

After Vietnamese cashew exports set a new record in January and exports to key destinations Europe and the USA also increased significantly in 2020, African producers are also optimistic about the rest of this year. Although some African countries such as Côte d'Ivoire are among the most important producers of RCN, exports had mostly declined last year. This was primarily due to the restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. According to the African Cashew Alliance, only Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Mozamb

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